Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $259,944)
The goal of the National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP) is to improve the Nation's safety and security by enhancing the quality, completeness, and accessibility of criminal history record information and by insuring the nationwide implementation of criminal justice and non-criminal justice background check systems. BJS provides direct financial and technical assistance to the States to improve criminal history and other related records and to build their infrastructure to connect to national record check systems both to supply information and to conduct the requisite checks.
Under this award, the Alaska Department of Public Safety (DPS) will transfer funds to the Alaska Court System for completion of a project involving the electronic sharing of court dispositions using Global Justice XML. Funds will also be used to: research and correct missing criminal charge dispositions; upgrade the Error Correction System to become an integral part of the State's computerized criminal history record system; and, to respond to NICS inquiries.